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a random act of violence. live in monte soreno christin ayers cbs 5. >> gunfire erupted on a california freeway injuring a woman that was celebrating her birthday. more than a half dozen bullets were fired in north hollywood. the woman was driving with her father, sister, and baby. a white impala pulled alongside them and someone opened fire for no apparent translator: 20- year-old was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck. no one else including the child was hurt. the shooter is on the run. >> couples all over america are waiting for six men and three women to tell them if they have a institutional right to mary. cbs news report chip reed on the next big chapter in the battle over same sex marriage. >> reporter: they've been together 10 years and would like to make their relationship official. >> it's always been our dream to mary the person that we love. and to commit our lives to each other. >> but as residents of california they can't because four years ago california voters passed proposition eight banning same sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will
servings of rain and snow..n the holiday storm let up. >>> a true california christmas with servings of rain and snow. when the holiday storm will finally let up. >> and it was kind of nationalistic. >> yes. >> that was a specific request from our owners in china. >> from napa grapes to california real estate. why china is suddenly buying american. >>> and just in time for christmas, an injured dog rescued by the kindness of strangers. good evening and merry christmas. i'm elizabeth cook. let's get right to it. some impressive rainfall totals. paul? >> reporter: more rainfall. another inch of rainfall throughout much of the bay area. here is a four-hour time lapse of what has been going around this evening. maybe you've been hanging out chilling with your family. outside it's been quite the storm. it's been rough out there. here's what's going on right now with a little bit of the break in the north bay and the east bay, which has received a significant amount of rainfall over the past half hour. exiting san jose right now and across the past 20 to 30 minutes. and over
in newtown. and we'll take a critical look back at an effort to stop gun violence in california. >> briefly in other news outside the syrian cap tafl damascus tonight, warplanes fired on a palestinian refugee camp, activists say at least 25 people were killed taking shelter in a mosque there and to the north rebels say they won a key battle taking an infant ree base in aleppo, the country's largest city. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed since an uprise-- uprising against president bashar assad began 21 months ago. and in egypt voters in the first round of ballotting have approved a new draft constitution. there is another round of voting next weekend. and allen pizzey is in cairo. >> protestors are still camped out in tahrir square but the chanting is on hold. early resultses from the first round of the constitutional referendum show a farrow lead for the ruling party. the turnout was solid and the atmosphere serious. though opposition reporters say some they were obstructed. polling booths had to stay open 4 years after closing time. the issues are complex and to understand them a
of protection possible. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein who is proposing a new assault weapons ban says she is upset the nra didn't go any further with gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to -- to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district. based in richmond they deploy 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm flad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience -- i'm glad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience with it. i think it's an overreaction as a school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> we're live outside the gates of richmond h
crashing through thin ice. and some inmate goes free after california voters think twice about three strikes. >> happy holidays from cabul, afghanistan. i want to say happy new year to all my family and friends back home. mom and dad i will see new three weeks. i love you. i miss you, go pats, >> jeff: with three weeks now to his secretary inauguration president obama insist he is committed to new gun legislation in the first year of his new term. and he expressed strong emotions about december 14th. the day 212-- 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here. that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes. where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that that was the fertion worst day of my presidency, an it's not something i want to see repeated. >> in california for nearly 20 years a person convicted of breaking th
there to be in the leadership. that's what happens in both parties. that's what happens in california and at the federal level. >> reporter: newman also points out that being an outsider in a leadership position may actually be a good thing because it gives you a fresh perspective. also, while we call them freshmen, a lot of these members have legal and business experience as well as in the political field and that can help them when they chair a committee so it's something to think about. these aren't 22-year-olds going into the office. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell st
taliban members were also killed. the doctor joseph was rescued unharmed. >>> well some california seniors fear that cuts made through the fiscal cliff could hurt them immensely. >> it helps security, medicare, and in medicaid. it's not even food on the table. that sour message. >> workers, community leaders rallied in 15 cities across the state today, including san francisco. they are urging congress to save social safety net programs and increase taxes on the wealthiest 2% instead. >>> with the fiscal deadline now just three weeks away, there's some optimism, a deal is in the works. the cbs reporter shows us the newfound enthusiasm that follows a face-to-face meeting between president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> reporter: if lawmakers want to settle this in time for christmas, negotiators need to kick it into high gear next week. they must reach an agreement by early next week at the latest. that's the only way that members will have enough time to read it, debate it, and vote on it in the house and senate before heading home for the holidays. in a now familiar routine, both
're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a mystery invasion at california beaches. hundreds upon hundreds of squid. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. now, they washed up all of a sudden, along a 12-mile stretch of beach. cbs 5 reporter kiet do on the theory about where all that squid came from and how people have been out there trying to save them. >> reporter: the beaches of santa cruz county are littered with the carcasses of thousands of squid. they've stranded themselves in a span of 12 miles. >> you see them essentially killing themselves and it's just really weird to see it. >> reporter: it happened yesterday during high tide. some people actually tried to put them back in the water. but researcher hannah says the deep-water creatures just swam back to shore. >> it might be that they don't understand what's going on around them and they don't realize, if they swim toward the shore, they're gonna run out of water eventually. >> reporter: they're juveniles, both male and female. a few had also cannibalized each other, which is normal. to be honest
. >>> blueshield of california wants to raise rates once again, according to the la times. some individuals would see their raises go up by as much as 20%. the increases would affect 300,000 customers. it calls for an average rate increase of about 12%. the new fees would take effect in march. some consumer advocates say blueshield should use some of the money in its $4 billion reserve to keep rates down. >>> there's a new name being floated to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. massachusetts senator john cary. it comes after susan rice abruptly withdrew. >> reporter: republicans challenged rice's explanation of the september 11 attack in benghazi, libya, that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. republicans charged that the administration already knew that it was a planned terrorist attack. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. >> reporter: in november, rice testified behind closed doors on capitol hill but her critics, like senator lindsey graham, were unrelenting. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before th
. this was a true california christmas with heaping servings of rain and snow. the holiday storm isn't quite done yet. the rain totals and a look at what comes next. paul. >> a lot of folks in the bay area once again saw an additional inch of rainfall. most of that falling this evening. very active on the radar. want to start with the time lapses to show you how much rain has fallen. notice the last couple images there, including this live one, not as much going on. things are beginning to calm down now that the actual cold front, the boundary has moved through. san jose, milpitas, campbell. you're getting a break. you are seeing the rain ending, but st. helena now the rain is just picking up. more than an inch of rainfall just today on christmas. nearly an inch of rainfall for both alameda and lafayette. things are starting to add up for this december. almost a half a foot of rainfall at sfo. this year we've seen 44 times more rainfall compared to just one year ago. so when does the rain move out and what when can do we see a prolonged dry period? i'll have the answer coming up. >> all right. lo
of the levee that protects the gardens neighborhood. the california conservation corps joined city crews inputting bags in place to prevent flooding. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through the levee. >> we have to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so he is ready to let it go. move on. >> there's still one home that's vacant because water got into some electrical outlets. >>> east palo alto is work on a long-term fix that will include the croak's capacity to carry water. and we're seeing much more snow in the sierra and how. the california department of water resources reports that snow levels now are at 140% of average. last year they were like just 30 percent of average. while not everybody at this time felt like fighting traffic and chain controls to get up there plenty of bay area residents wanted to see a white christmas. and they did. some families decided to head out after opening presents and to play in the first snow they found. so let's get an update. >>> isn't it fun to play in the snow? >> uhm, yeah... [ laughter ] >> for the kids. >> elizabeth
for many of those goods. the ports of los angeles and long beach, california. they are critical, because those ports handle about 39% of all the goods that arrive by ship. it came to about $200 billion worth this year. what's behind this strike? here's john blackstone in l.a. >> reporter: it began with 70 workers. now all 800 members of their union are on strike. but 10,000 other dock workers are refusing to cross the picket line. that has brought the normally busy port to a new stand still. geraldine knatz directs the port of los angeles. >> there's probably about a billion dollars worth of goods that come through this port everyday and we probably got about 900,000 or so people in the southland whose jobs are tied to the activity going through this port. >> reporter: the ports are clogged with 16 ships waiting to be unloaded. another six are anchored off the coast. >> if the ships are not working, the truckers are not working, the warehouse people are not working. it will ripple through the supply chain. >> reporter: it doesn't take much of a delay to cause problems for people. >> no.
california native was at the peak of her career. she was a grandmother and a single mother with five children. >> she is an example for me because i'm a single mother, too. and she tried very hard to help her kids. very sad day for me. >> u.s. officials will investigate the plane crash that killed her and others. >>> the body of 28-year-old nicolas cheque is back in the united states now. the navy seal died over the weekend during an operation and rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. pentagon officials say the doctor was in imminent danger of being killed. he was rescued unharm but officer cheque died from gunshots wounds in the battle. a high school friend and cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. it was -- i'm interested in being in the military and in living that lifestyle, serve my country. that's what he wanted to do. >> seven taliban members were killed in the rescue operation. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team. that same elite unit carried out the raid that kill
president obama supports a ban on assault weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring. and it's not just guns. brownell's, the world's largest firearm supplier, said it morently sold more than three- and-a-half years worth of a.r.- ag magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. chb.i. background checks of intential gun buyers were up 31% 20 november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research rack ibis world, which tracks the gun industry, found gun venthusiasts are working dermselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws." an instructor at nova firearms re falls church, virginia, where hey nearly sold out of a.r.-15s and high-capacity magazines after newtown. so, ironically, this shooting is a.spiring more people to buy this gun, the a.r.-15, and these mgh-round magazines. >> if i could, i would give ynator fein
they claim with staying power. in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >> blue shield of california wants to raise rates again. according to the l.a. times some individuals would see their rates go up as much as 20%. the increase would affect more than 3300 customers. the new piece would take effect in march. some consumer advocates say they should use some of the money in its $4 billion reserve to cooperates down. >> there's a new name being floated to replace hillary clinton. massachusetts senator john kerry. it comes after susan rice abruptly withdrew her same. rice decided that fighting with republicans simply wasn't worth it. >> reporter: republicans challenged rice's explanation of the september 11th attack in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. republicans charged that the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack. >> it is clear the information she good faith american people was incorrect. >> reporter: rice testified behind closed doors, but her critics were unrelenting. >> bottom line i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september ex
area shorelines. ans >>> well, some very high tides are in store for the northern california coast and the bay area shorelines. and as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman explains, some researchers think it will provide a glimpse of things to come. >> reporter: of all the photogenic spots of the bay area to take pictures of, why is hailey taking pictures of water and cement? [ laughter ] >> it's afternoon important picture. >> reporter: it's the before and after. >> the pictures of the king tideses help yours visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> reporter: the connector ramp from 101 to marin was flooded today. that happens. but normally when there's a storm. there was no storm of the just very high tides, king tides. >> but are rising tides stuff like this needs to be considered. >> reporter: they are about gravity. the earth, moon and sun are in such a position that tides will be the highest of the year the next couple of days. but it could look like the new normal. oceans are filling up with more water for a variety of reasons, 8" more in the past centu
for it. >> reporter: baykeeper, the state of california and the epa successfully sued nine bay area cities to get the work done. last year, bay keeper tracked three storm-related sewage spills that totaled more than 150 million gallons. >> there's not supposed to be rainwater in the sewage pipes. they are so broken up from earthquakes, from roots, from time. when get that done, the rainwater will stay out and we won't have any other big wet weather sewage overflows. >> reporter: it is a priority for the public. >> we need to take care of things that have to be taken care of. >> reporter: they are working with some of the cities to fix the bad pipes a job that's just beginning. >> he fix part of the pipes in some community -- we fix part of pipes in some communities, and they fix othe parts. >> reporter: it could take 20 to 30 years to complete the work so that we can be assured that no sewage leaks into the bay. it's going to take a long time. baykeeper says it will continue to monitor the situation and say the steps have to step it up. >> we are going to get a lot of rain before th
the trigger each time you want to fire. >> reporter: then the size of the clip. >> in the state of california you can't have more than ten rounds in any firearm. >> reporter: the same for handguns. >> the capacity of the magazine dictates if it now becomes illegal. this is a high capacity magazine. this carries 30 rounds of ammunition. this can be inserted into this weapon and now it becomes an illegal weapon. it's not difficult at all. >> reporter: to give you an idea what that means. >> this is our magazine compared to the magazine that a criminal may use. >> reporter: but even on this point, the size of a clip, the debate is expected to be intense. >> ha. [ laughter ] >> the argument against that is that it is a diminution of freedom of firearms owners to make their own choices. >> reporter: but in day-to-day crime isn't it the handgun that's still the most commonly useed. >> that's correct. >> maybe. >> reporter: but as the professor notes on handguns the nation is divided. >> on the one hand, the handgun is the predominant weapon of abuse in the united states. but millions and millions o
that in california and it has really worked in other states. >> reporter: it's called an ignition interlock device wired to a person's car and will prevent the car from starting if the driver has been drinking. in some states it's lowered the dui reoffender rate by 75%. >> with the upcoming new year's holiday it is more important than ever to be aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they estimate they will view about 15,000 cars. chp officers will have have maximum holiday enforcement. just over christmas alone they made 1,170 dui arrests. meanwhile today senator jerry hill introduced senate bill 55 targeting repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device bef
rewrites the forecast in california. and meet the burrito boys, ben tracey introduces us to 17 -- seven teams who embody the spirit of the zone. >> they have nothing and we ask for so much, and they ask for so little. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening. jim axelrod is off tonight. i'm rebecca jarvis. with just two days left, senate leaders are still struggling to put together a last minute bp deal ahead of monday's midnight deadline for the fiscal cliff. failure could kick the country back into a recession. wyatt andrews is on capitol hill. >> reporter: today the halls of the senate were almost empty, as proposals got traded in private and over the phone. senate minority leader much mcconnell tried to sound upbeat. going to get a deal today sir? >> hope. so. >> reporter: house speaker boehner came to the capitol but left without comment. issue number one in the talks is amending the bush era tax cuts, which if unchanged will expire and raise taxes on all americans. starting tuesday, the average tax hike will be three to 5% per person. >> let's ke
california neighborhood. cbs 5 reporter andrea says some people who live there say because the hotel is selling american citizenship. >> reporter: at a cost of up to $15,000, this website offers pregnant women in china the opportunity to have their babies in the united states. and neighbors say it's happening at this gated home in chino hills. >> we believe in the american dream. we embrace it. we are american citizens. and this goes contrary to everything that i believe. >> reporter: the women obtain tourist visas and having their babies here. though the practice is legal, the city is investigating. jodie velasquez is a neighbor and sees pregnant asian women come and go. >> they are eight to nine months pregnant, walking around the neighborhood. >> reporter: we tried to get a comment from this man, who was about to drive through the house gate, but he claims not to speak english. i spoke off camera with a building code expert employed by the homeownerment he -- homeowner. he says he was hired to make sure additional rooms added were up to code. he says he saw no evidence of a mater
." >> good evening. i'm rebecca jarvis. people in northern california just can't catch a break. the third big storm in four days is baring down on the region tonight. rivers in the area have a history of dangerous flash flooding as those who live along their banks know all too well. carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: the ground is soaked, creeks are full and rivers are on the rise. >> i've never seen it that high even during the spring. >> reporter: a storm drain near sacramento wasn't cleared fast enough to save the home of michael jimenez. in california's wine country, when the water gets this high along the russian river, people get worried. >> it's happened so many timeses and it does come, like, clockwork. >> reporter: victoria daly and her family know how dangerous this water can be. the russian river has seen severe flooding in the past. the worst in 1986, when the entire town was under several feet of water. daly said her home is always one of the first to flood. >> we've done it so many times, we're prepared. you know, we're ready for it. >> reporter: forecasters say the
of there moisture stretching from west of hawaii all the way into the west coast and northern california continues to be the bulls eye. low pressure to the northwest, the storm track heading right toward us. where's the next storm, sitting a couple hundred miles offshore. it will be with us tomorrow morning and all of northern california will be extremely wet. we're looking at rainfall totals topping out well above an inch to two inches. this is our future cast all the way through the day. santa rosa 2 more inches of rain. hayward an inch 1/3 and redwood city you will get a lot of rain as well. most falling tomorrow morning. heavy rainfall tonight. a soaker early tomorrow and it's going to move out pretty quickly and by mid afternoon we'll see clearing skies and by monday the rain will be a distant memory. oakland tomorrow 65. wet but warm. san jose 62, r morgan hill 64. pa lo al to 62, and -- palo alto, 62. sansan laeandr o. looking sunnier and dryer thursday through saturday of next week. it's going to get wet tonight. travel's not going to be that great. by this time tomorrow, all of the rain i
that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town with jill techel says her town has spent more than $250 million over 20 years to protect the flood-prone city. for this storm it worked. >> that whole area of town would have been closed. we would have had to evacuate everyone out. >> but down the road in sonoma.
in california. we were only the second state to allow it, and the only state to then ban it. it began back in 2004 here in san francisco. over a period of one month, san francisco issued some 4,000 marriage licenses to same sex couples under the direction of then mayor gavin newson. the ban was later ruled unconstitutional. same sex marriages will remain on hold until this case is finally settled by the u.s. supreme court. for more on today's announcement and reaction, go to cbssf.com. >>> a mother and her young son were killed on a head-on collision on the byron highway, which had just reopened. the chp says the truck driver had slowed for stopped traffic when a car coming in the opposite direction lost control and slammed in to it. the truck driver was not hurt. >>> police in the east bay are on the hunt for a kidnapper and rapist. investigators say these two sketches are of the same suspect from two separate crimes. one in you know, one last month. both attacks have happened in richmond's gavin corridor area. >> i was really shocked to find that out because i'm a parent and a single mom
today in 14 other california cities. >>> the president and house republicans have three weeks to compromise on tax hikes and spending cuts. ed to president obama hit the road to rally support from his plan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> president obama's public campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine planted detroit. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january first, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> private face to face talks were revised this weekend when house speaker boehner went over to the white house. neither side is releasing details about the conversation, but taxes are still the big sticking point. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax break. >> while republicans have adamantly opposed raising taxes, now some are considering it if democrats agree to social security and medicare changes. republicans were disappointed with the proposed spending cuts in the presiden
of the year, are arriving along the california coast n some places, water is rising a couple of inches and others several feet. this was the manzanita park and ride where drivers were warned. risk. >> it just keeps getting higher every day. >> reporter: members of the marin rowing association says it's not as high as they have seen it but pretty close. >> looking at the bridge, you can see the watermark almost at its highest. >> the water is high and because of the high tides there's a lot of stuff floating into it so the boats are bumping into things, a lot of partially submerged logs and a pumpkin floated by. >> reporter: these tides happen once a year but some scientists say they are a look into the future. sea level will rise a foot within 40 years so researchers are asking people to document these tides and post pictures on californiakingtides.com to draw attention to how the shoreline is constantly changing. at high tide it's hard to tell where the bay ends and parking lot beginnings. you can see water up past my ankles. as fast as this water comes pouring in, it takes about an h
money. tonight they left after we approached them. a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight, allowing inflated enrollments by the school to get the federal funding, and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. tonight, we reached the district spokesman out of spoke. >> we dispute the notion or the finding that we have misappropriately handled funds. >> reporter: we questioned the school's use of federal money to pay his wife and son as teachers. >> the wife gets paid $100 an hour for her duties as a developmental teacher. that sounds a little excessive. >> it does. i'm not aware of their particular compensation levels. >> it's all in your documents that you've approved, that the school district has approved. then you have robert lacy jr. and he gets paid $40 an hour. is that all acceptable? >> really, it's -- it's according to the program guidelines. >> reporter: the department of education ruled it was inappr
. >>> it is 6:04. supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision on gay marriage in california. anne makovec in san francisco with what could come down from a high court later today. ann, good morning. >>> good morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages cou
: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. >> the water is getting better and the quality is getting much improved. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over 100 years a shipyard operator across the river and legend has it once in the 1940s the water caught fire. that combined with agriculture runoff in the napa valley created nasty water. down river matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he said since shipping closed and wildlife has improved, the wildlife is returning. >> we have salmon, straight bass. they don't have a chance. he gets them every time. >> reporter: there is still a lot of work to be done, but the small critters are making big splash. while is oysters are a good indicator that the napa river is getting better all the time, i still wasn't eat them. >>> coming up next, what may be a new challenge by the democratic majority in sacramento. >> prop 13. the people's initiative to limit property taxation. hour conversation with state senator mark leno, next. >> and it is back
and the other developmental centers are among the most vulnerable in california and while abuse is common with this population, it's absolutely shocking and it's troubling when their cases aren't handled properly. >> reporter: ryan gabrielson a reporter at california watch has been investigating the sonoma developmental center for months. he says it's about time the state started proceedings to revoke its operating license after a litany of accusations against its 500-plus patients. he says the reports are staggering. >> suspicious bruises on patients. cigarette burns. broken bones. allegations of sexual assault dozens since 2009 in which is the in-house police force didn't order a single rape kit examination to look for physical evidence. >> reporter: the director of the department of developmental services which is responsible for the facility says, quote, address the serious situation is my department's top priority. we have removed the executive director and clinical director and taken disciplinary action against several employees. the state is also adding a california highway patrol
towns like camden, new jersey, and san francisco, california, are offering cash for guns in an attempt to get weapons off the street. lee cowan reports on how a mass shooting in 1989 led to a tough new law. >> reporter: when it happened at cleveland elementary, in stock on the, california, some 23 years ago, some thought a school shooting couldn't get any worse. a troubled man with an assault rifle killed five students and wounded 29 others. while it sadly wasn't the last or worst school shooting in the country, it did lead to california's ban on assault weapons, the first in the nation. it wasn't a perfect solution in the eyes of gun enthusiasts but at least the ban was an effort to do something to stem the violence. in the wake of connecticut, many california leaders wonder where that resolve is today. >> if not after this, then seriously just shame on all of us. seriously, shame on the leadership of this country. >> gavin newsom is california's lieutenant governor, but his current anger stems from being a parent more than a politician. >> this has to be the moment where you say, sto
with wall-to- wall attention. >> reporter: democratic senator dianne feinstein of california, a long time leader in gun control, called the n.r.a.'s plan a distraction that's only intended to delay action by congress. >> should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres: access, easy access to killing machines. >> reporter: the fact is, scott, that one-third of america's public schools already have armed security and it's interesting to note an armed deputy sheriff was assigned to columbine high school near denver in 1999 but failed to stop that attack that killed 13. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. of course, the best thing is to prevent a mass shooting and the united states secret service has spent years studying assassins and school shooters in order to do just that. brian vossekuil and robert fein wrote two studies for the secret service and they told us in an interview for "60 minutes" that gunmen often leave a
is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets. it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> but the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal gov
of self-driving cars will be allowed on california roads. >>> here in the bay area, another county is jumping on the plastic bag ban on new year's day. alameda county joins san francisco, san mateo county, san jose and 49 other california cities and counties that don't provide free single use plastic bags at grocery stores. all stores selling packaged food must also charge at least 10 cents for each paper bag. >>> a russian passenger jet breaks apart and catches fire. what authorities say contributed to the deadly crash. >> protestors in the streets to remember a woman who died after being gang-raped. what they are doing to make sure women are better protected. >> and rain has officially cleared out from the bay area. here's a live look over the bay. you can see the bay bridge in the distance. temperatures, we are left with cold temperatures overnight tonight dipping below freezing in spots. a look at that plus your seven- day forecast is all coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crew members on board were killed. the plane broke into fter >>> a russian airliner rolled off the runway today bro
some 15 inches of snow. in california, heavy snows continue to pile up. but inside the storm clouds there is a silver lining, as carter evans reports. >> reporter: snow fell again today in california's mountains. the latest in a string of storms that could have a major effect on the state's drought. >> if this trend top storys we'll be looking at excess water, rather than a water shortage. >> reporter: this san francisco meteorologist says the mounting snow pack, already 146% higher than normal, means the state's reservoirs will be in good supply. >> almost like putting water in a bank and then saving it for summertime where we get virtually no rainfalls. >> my gut feeling is this will be a good year for us. >> reporter: he's a water manager in southern california, where part of l. a.'s water supply is already 90% full. >> we've got water lapping over the road right now. even in a bad year, what do you see? >> you just say dry dirt when the water level goes down. >> reporter: the difference between wet and dry years can be dramatic, and until recently long range forecasts suggested
enforcement agencies in california. if i.c.e. asks someone to detail someone they don't have to. she believes the program called security community or s-com is voluntary, not mandatory under the law. currently it requires a police send fingerprints to the department of homeland security whenever they arrest someone. the change now is that if i.c.e. wants to detain them, local law enforcement does not have to keep them in custody. >> i want that rape victim to be sure in knowing if she waves down a police officer in a car that's driving by, she will be protected. >> i think it is a great step. but i'm not sure how quickly the message will be dispersed in the community. >> reporter: jackie gonzalez says she has dozens of bay area clients on the verge of being deported and they are victims. she says this change in policy could have helped a 16 victim she calls ava. >> and once they determined who was the victim and who was the aggressor, if it didn't exist, she wouldn't have been in immigration custody and proceedings. it would mean she wouldn't be facing deportation today. so it would have been
conference from protestors. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein, who is proposing a new assault weapons ban, says she is upset the nra didn't go any further about gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district based in richmond. the school district deploys 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm glad we're having that conversation because i think we have experience here. i think it's an overreaction if you want to know my position as a dualy elected school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> reporter: it's
river in california, nevada, is over, as well. the storm turned out to be colder than expected turning a lot of the rain to snow and dropping snow levels down to 7,000 feet. truckee river is now expected to crest below flood stage. >>> the good news is i think we are getting a break from all this weather. >> yeah. no rain today. we are going to get some showers during the week but nothing like over the weekend. >> no. i mean, those were amazing totals we saw from the storms, almost 16" in some of the mountains around the bay area. you can see why all the rivers are full. but the good news is they are going to stay within their banks. right now a much-needed break outside. still a lot of clouds out there. it's chilly in spots, too, down to 39 degrees right now in santa rosa. 45 in san jose. 49 in san francisco and 42 degrees in concord. here's the storm sweeping through yesterday. what a storm it was. some of the gusts there 50 and 60 miles per hour. not to mention all that rain. but now high pressure building in behind the system means we are going to dry things out at least for a day.
. local crabbers are refusing to fish for the northern california delicacy because of a new price fight with wholesalers. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all of the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: it's a dispute over the price of fresh dungeness crab. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november. but demand went down after thanksgiving. so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a "scab" came from oregon. >> trying to keep things going. >> reporter: in the meantime things are coming to a standstill at loca
of shaking going on in southern california. the cbs 5 seismograph recorded the quake that hit off the coast baja, california at 2:36 this morning. the usgs has revised magnitude to 6.3. no word of damage and there was no tsunami warning but a lot of folks in southern california woke up and said, what's going on? >> 6:02. bundle up because it's freezing in some parts of the bay area. >> i have a question >> what is colder right now, outside or the cbs 5 studios? >> let's ask lawrence. it feels like in here -- >> it's freezing in here. >> i am perfectly warm today. i think it's just working with you guys. [ laughter ] >> oh. >> yeah. >> that's cold. >> that's real mean. >> sorry about that. hey, folks, looks like we have some cold temperatures showing up outside. frost advisories in the east bay but now the storm clouds starting to roll in and that's starting to warm up the temperatures a little bit. seeing some of those showers most of it off the coastline but now you can see some rainfall making its way into parts of the north bay along the 101. watch out for that. you have may just brief
. >>> california is no longer invested in assault rifles. it's pulled nearly $9 million of state pension money out of the gunmaker freedom group, which manufacturers the bushmaster. >> illegal to either have or sell that weapon in the state of california. so obviously the state shouldn't be a participant in that kind of activity. >> california's teacher pension fund also has a stake in freedom group and it's now reviewing that investment. >>> two bay area gun buy-backs last weekend were so successful, one city needs more money to pay for it. people turned in nearly 600 firearms in oakland and san francisco expecting $200 cash for each one. they gave out ious. >> i was ready to walk out and tell the crowd that's all we got. maybe another day. but the chief said, chief suhr said no, we have all these guns. we have to get them. >> they ended up giving out 157 notes promising money. $31,000 due in four days but the chief of police says he found the money and he is expected to announce who it's coming from later this morning. >>> belmont police are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery. surveillance
the san fransesquito creek. crews from the city and california conservation corps spent a lot of christmas stacking sandbags on the levee to keep the creek out of gardens neighborhood. there's already been some flooding from ver buena verbena drive to areas in the neighborhood. it made for a less than happy christmas. >> kids didn't wake up in the morning thinking they have to help their parents clean up the yards and cars. >> people were evacuated from one unsafe home because water got into the electrical outlets. east palo alto is working on a long-term solution to the flooding. >>> the storm has dumped a lot of snow in the sierra. not everyone felt like fighting the traffic and chain controls to get up there. some bay area families decided to head out right after opening their presents and play in the first snow they found. >> 6:00 in the morning got all our stuff and food and came out at 9:00. >> looks like fun. there's more snow than usual this winter. the california department of water resources said there's been 140% increase in this year's snowpack. remember, you can track the stor
weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring and, it's not just guns. brownells said it recently sold more than three and a half years worth of ar-15 magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. fbi background checks of potential gun buyers were up 31% in november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research firm ida's world that tracks the gun industry, found gun enthesists are working themselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws. chuck is an instructor at nova firearms in falls church, virginia, where they nearly sold out of ar-15's and high capacity magazines after newtown. >> so ironically this shooting is inspiring more people to buy this gun, the ar-15 and the high round magazines? >> if i could, i would give senator feinstein and the president salesmen of the year awards. >> reporter: senator feinste
and california senator dianne feinstein has a bill in the works. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively but prospectively and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> senator joe manchin of west virginia a member of the national rifle association says it is time to discuss gun policy and move toward action on gun regulation. later this morning, new york mayor michael bloomberg will make a gun violence announcement. >>> of course people attending religious service have been trying to make sense of the events in connecticut even as they pray for the victims. parishioners gathered at st. mary's cathedral yesterday in san francisco. some people are feeling anger and other emotions that lead them to question their faith. >> our faith is shaken occasionally but that's why it's so important to have a strong faith and to remain consistent in our faith in good times so that when difficult times such as these come about, we can fall back and rely on that faith. >> and church leaders at st. mary's say of
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